Excerpt: Very good for what it is. I love the colors from the CCD sensor. Sure, this is not an Leica M-9, and should not be compared to one. It is my everyday walkaround camera. And, yes, I do use the optional Panasonic viewfinder which I find I great help for composition and steadying the shots.
Summary: I ordered this camera back in May 2011 and immediately felt like I had made a big mistake. In the past months however, the camera has won me over to the extent that I now call it my number one. I carry it on my belt, and it goes with me everywhere I go. I initially bought it for exactly that reason. I was working with my tractor in the woods and the whole time an ermine followed me around, curious, and me with no camera.
Summary: I have the D-Lux 4. I don't own the D-Lux5 as I could not wait for its release date. But I was able to compare it to the newer D-Lux 5: -Dlux 5 has taller hotshoe mount -1yr Less warranty than the D-Lux 4 -dial is prone to accidental setting change (better on 5 but not much) -Replaced joystick with wheel (better on 5) -Proprietary RAW format (RWL) -Better CCD on the 5 -D-Lux 4 is 24mm-60mm where the D-Lux 5 is 24mm-90mm (35mm lens equivalent) -The D-Lux 5 can save to...
Summary: The Leica D-Lux 5 Digital has exactly what I bargained for - the Summicron f2.0 lens which performs like all the Summicron lenses. It may be one of the sharper image makers too, but no aberration whatever, no flaring, toally uniform rendition at any distance and light conditions. The camera has a fairly typical and complete array of functions that is taking some time to learn. They are nicely arrayed and access through menu is friendly.
D Lux 5 color problems and quality control...but fixed.
Richard Fisher "Louisiana Audiophile", Amazon
30 April 2011
Summary: I deleted my 1st review since I now have two D Lux 5's for comparison. Each camera was slightly different from the other. The disparities were two and this is when both cameras were set to factory settings. The LCD display was brighter on one camera and the flash was also more powerful on this camera (camera 1). The flash output can be adjusted and the LCD display has three settings, but camera 1's LCD display is brighter no matter what the setting.
Summary: I am a semi-professional photographer. Get paid occasionally, but It is at the very least a full-time hobby. And I also am finishing a B.A. in Photography. I bought this specifically as a "toss in the glovebox" camera to always have with me when I was not around any of my camera gear, and to take location scouting for various projects.
Summary: My first Leica that is affordable. I was going back and forth between this and the Panasonic LX5 as they are essentially the same camera as I've read. I wanted something for travel and as a backup to my Canon dSLR. This is smaller than I expected which is actually great because I can fit it in my pocket!
Summary: It's not really the "action-blaster" and speed is not it's thing (unless you use this built-in programs which make me think and consider too much) But in manual mode, ISO 100, just autofocus, it is quite a good camera, especially if you want to be considered as hobby-photographer and don't want constantly this photos of the "no-photo-hand" . The quality fits to current pro standards most needed by print-media.
Summary: This camera is the best thing since sliced bread if you want a great quality camera without the bulk of DSLR, I would give it 5 stars but because Leica completely rip you off on the price I have to knock a star off. The Panasonic LX5 is exactly the same camera made in the same factory by the same people, but it lacks the red dot and is so half the price of the Leica haha Leica has branding power and they like to laugh at their consumers for this.
Summary: Sin duda alguna la Leica Dlux 5 , es buena cámara, razones: Con el magnifico visor óptico separado cabe comodamente en el bolsillo, el objetivo extraordinario y el diseño muy bonito. Yo tengo una Canon D 7, gran cámara, esta leica es un gran complemento. Para la fotografía mas complicada el fotografo debe entir en sus manos el peso y tamaño de una máquina grande.